SpringerBriefs in Psychology

Preventing Adolescent Depression and Suicide Among Latinas

Resilience Research and Theory

Authors: Romero, A.J., Edwards, L.M., Bauman, S., Ritter, M.K.

  • ​​Includes new qualitative and quantitative findings with adolescent girls​
  • Presents cutting-edge multiracial feminist frameworks​
  • Provides suggestions for effective clinical work with Latina adolescents and their families​
  • Recommends future research directions
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About this book

​​​​Since the 1960s, in comparison to other ethnic and gender groups​, a higher rate of depression and suicide ideation has been documented for Latina girls. This Brief offers a concise summary of contemporary research on this critical topic. Among the considerations are the influence of bullying, families, immigration, and culture on Latina adolescent mental health. Presenting cutting-edge multiracial feminist frameworks for new and existing empirical findings, this book serves to guide the future research agenda on this topic. Clinical recommendations are also included.​

About the authors

Andrea J. Romero, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor with joint appointments in Family Studies & Human Development, and Mexican American and Raza Studies at the University of Arizona. She has affiliated positions in the Psychology Department, Latin American Studies, Women’s Studies, and Public Health. She received her doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Houston in 1997 with a minor in Quantitative Methods. She then worked at Stanford University in the Stanford Center for Research and Disease Prevention for 2 ½ years on prevention of obesity and substance use among minority children. Dr. Romero has focused her research career on understanding cultural strengths of ethnic minority adolescents and how they relate to health disparities. She has published several articles that investigate the risk and protective factors embedded in families, ethnic identity, discrimination and neighborhoods. A central element of Dr. Romero’s research approach is that of participatory action research, which is done in dialogue and collaboration with community members. Over the past 10 years Dr. Romero has been working with the South Tucson Prevention Coalition to address underage drinking and prevention of HIV/AIDS. She conducts professional reviews for the National Institutes of Health, Ford Foundation, and several peer reviewed journals. Dr. Romero has received federal funded grants to conduct research on substance use and HIV prevention programs for middle school aged Latino adolescents. She advocates for equal rights at her institution of higher education as a leader of the Association for Women Faculty, Diversity Coalition, and Minority Women Faculty. Dr. Romero continues to be active in the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies and in the National Latino/a Psychological Association.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“Preventing Adolescent Depression and Suicide Among Latinas: Resilience Research and Theory is a well-written, informative book that articulates the issues about Latina adolescent depression and suicide. … The book is an essential read for anyone who is working with Latina adolescents, especially because it contains so many salient ideas about cultural awareness, personal strengths, and protective factors. … Read this informative book and gain a clearer understanding of the problem and promising strategies.” (Carol Drucker and Gena Castro Rodriguez, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 59 (36), September, 2014)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • La Llorona Calling: The Epidemic of Latina Adolescent Depressive Symptoms and Suicidality

    Romero, Andrea J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • What Drove Her to Do It? Theories of Depression and Suicide

    Romero, Andrea J. (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • Latina Adolescent Resilience Rooted Within Cultural Strengths

    Romero, Andrea J. (et al.)

    Pages 21-33

  • Risk Factors for Latina Adolescents’ Mental Health and Well-Being

    Romero, Andrea J. (et al.)

    Pages 35-46

  • Reclaiming Malintzin: Healing and Preventing Latina Depression and Suicide

    Romero, Andrea J. (et al.)

    Pages 47-57

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01381-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01380-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preventing Adolescent Depression and Suicide Among Latinas
Book Subtitle
Resilience Research and Theory
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Psychology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01381-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01381-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-01380-0
Series ISSN
2192-8363
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 75
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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